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The OECD and the International Political Economy Since 1948

Editors: Leimgruber, Matthieu, Schmelzer, Matthias (Eds.)

  • First book to offer a source-based analysis of the history of the OECDPlaces the history of the OECD within twentieth-century history, most importantly decolonization and the Cold War
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in the OECD, the international political economy, the history of international organizations and the role of the West in the Cold War
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This book explores the history of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its place within capitalist development. Since 1948, the OECD and its forerunner, the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) worked on almost every subject of interest to national governments ranging from economic growth to education (PISA rankings), statistics, to the environment. With varying success the OEEC/OECD thus played a key role as a warden of the West and of capitalist development. However, it has remained one of the least understood international organizations. Bringing together a number of case studies by scholars from around the world, this first source-based volume on the history of the  OEEC/OECD in global governance offers not only a new understanding of the Organization’s key areas of activities, but also its multiple relations to member states, other international organizations, and private networks. The volume thus critically re-examines postwar international history, most importantly decolonization and the Cold War, through the prism of one international organization in its various contexts.

About the authors

Matthieu Leimgruber is an Associate Professor of Modern History at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. He is the lead investigator for the OECD History Project.

Matthias Schmelzer is a Permanent Fellow at the DFG-Kolleg on Post-Growth Societies at the University of Jena, Germany, and co-directed the OECD history project. He has published the award winning The Hegemony of Growth. The OECD and the Making of the Economic Growth Paradigm (2016).


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Writing Histories of the OECD

    Leimgruber, Matthieu (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • From the Marshall Plan to Global Governance: Historical Transformations of the OEEC/OECD, 1948 to Present

    Leimgruber, Matthieu (et al.)

    Pages 23-61

  • Western European Vs. All-European Cooperation? The OEEC, the European Recovery Program, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), 1947–1952

    Stinsky, Daniel

    Pages 65-88

  • A Socialist Developing Country in a Western Capitalist Club: Yugoslavia and the OEEC/OECD, 1955–1980

    Marković, Andrej (et al.)

    Pages 89-111

  • Shall We or Shall We Not? The Japanese, Australian, and New Zealand Decisions to Apply for Membership in the OECD, 1960–1973

    Carroll, Peter

    Pages 113-136

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60243-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60242-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The OECD and the International Political Economy Since 1948
Editors
  • Matthieu Leimgruber
  • Matthias Schmelzer
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60243-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60243-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60242-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 363
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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